Forward Prize

forwardThe Forward Prizes are this year allowing submission of single poems from online magazines, something that’s always been excluded. They are obviously testing the water cautiously – they only allowed the first 20 submissions. I’m delighted that, through some frantic communication with poets, Antiphon’s submission has been accepted. OK, we had to rush, rather than choose in a measured way like the print mags, but it’s a start! I’m confident that the quality of submissions from online magazines will easily rival that of the print mags. It will be very interesting to see if any are shortlisted.

Forward Prizes 2016


Antiphon issue 17 – live!

issue 17 coverAntiphon issue 17 is now live!

Click on the link above to download or read issue 17, and enjoy some further readings.

Close To Death by Ann E Michael

On the Day of the Dead by Kenneth Salzmann

Herring Loss by Lisa Kelly



Antiphon issue 17 – third words

E11563More words, emphatically in the right order.

Tomorrow, the magazine!


Miasma by Mary Makofske

My Caribbean by Clark Holtzman

25 Vendemiaire, An II by Page Nelson

The Brush by Judith H Montgomery

The Return Trip by Claudia Gary



Antiphon issue 17 – second words

birdWe now have recordings of over half the poems in the issue, and very wonderful they are. Come and listen:

The Light Box by Susan Stiles

Pelagic by Sarah Watkinson

Skype from America by Rasma Haidri

The Tree by Isabel Bermudez

I Am Not Joan Rivers by Anne Harding Woodworth


Antiphon issue 17 – the first words

A16119Antiphon issue 17 will be issued at the weekend. We have some tremendous work to present, and would like to begin with five of the recordings sent by this issue’s poets:

Fire-Eater by Myra Pearson

Nothing to Say by Kevin Casey

Orange by Jane Frank

The Green Apartment by Pam Thompson

Anniversary Song by Sylvia Byrne Pollack